Education

  • Our commitment
Our commitment to bring continuing education to both our membership and to aspiring technicians is one of our most important charges. The only way to make sure you stay at the top of your game is to keep learning. It's obvious that your technicians need to stay up to date, but your shop managers need to stay sharp on changes in employment law, strategic planning and other core business necessities in this day and age; ABPAH continues to strive to provide our members this information.
  • Scholarships
The March Taylor Educational Scholarship:

This scholarship is designed for a resident of Hawaii Island, with preference given to students from West Hawaii, and plan to enroll in an auto body repair and painting program at a vocational educational school or technical or vocational educational program within an accredited community college. Information & application located at Hawaii Community Foundation, http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/index.php.
  • Find a Technician
The following educators have agreed to serve as points of contact for ABPAH Members who are searching for technicians to fill open spots in their shops. These educators know technicians who are close to graduating or who have recently graduated and can also give you an idea of their personal qualities as well.
  • Honolulu Comm College - 874 Dillingham Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96817; Milton Tadaki 845-9127
  • Kauai Community College - 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy. Lihue, HI 96766; Glenn Alquiza 808-245-8285
  • Hawaii Community College - 200 Kawili St. Hilo, HI 96720; 808-974-7406